NIH requirements

Authentication Guidelines

The Authentication section briefly describes methods to ensure the identity and validity of established key biological and/or chemical resources used in the proposed study. Standard laboratory reagents that are not expected to vary do not need to be included in the plan (examples are buffers and other common biologicals or chemicals).

Plans should be based on accepted practices in the relevant field. Include frequency of authentication and stability over long-term use. Applicants should not include experimental methods or preliminary data. See additional details on authentication requirements in the links below.

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